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Senegal’s jailed mayor Khalifa Sall to run for top Job

Senegal’s jailed former mayor of capital Dakar, Khalifa Sall, plans to run for president in February 2019, Reuters reported on Friday. Khalifa Sall, mayor of the capital Dakar, was sentenced to five years in prison for embezzling $3.4 million, charges that the 62-year-old politician had denied. His conviction bars him from next year’s elections, where […]

Chinese President Xi Jinping seeks deeper economic ties with Senegal

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Africa on Saturday for a four-nation visit during which he will be seeking deeper military and economic ties. It is the first overseas trip of Xi’s second term as president. In Senegal, the first leg of his Africa tour that will also take him to Rwanda and South Africa, […]

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WAEMU: Economic activity remains strong

Economic activity remains strong in West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) as countries of the regional bloc maintain their growth momentum. Forecasts predict a GDP growth of 6.8% for 2018, an improvement in compliance with the convergence criteria. Members of the West African Economic and Monetary Union, also known by its French acronym, UEMOA, […]

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Senegal: Rice production to exceed 875,000 tons in 2020

Rice production in the Senegal River Valley, is expected to rise from the current 455,000 tons to 875,000 tons by 2020, the director of development and local government support, Amadou Thiam, said. Speaking at the 10th General Assembly of SAED’s Amicale des conseillers agricoles et conseillères en promotion féminine, Thiam listed the various ingredients that […]

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Africa’s World Cup Dream Ends

The 2018 World Cup dream ended Thursday night for Africa, after a particularly destructive first phase for the participating five African nations. No African team will participate in the knockout stages, a first since the 1986 World Cup. Senegal, Africa’s last hope in the tournament, was eliminated from the World Cup after it lost 1-0 […]

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Senegal: amid fierce debate, MPs okay gas sharing agreement with Mauritania

The Senegalese parliament has approved a law authorizing the President of the Republic to ratify the intergovernmental cooperation agreement for the Grand Tortue/Ahmeyim gas field, which straddles Senegal maritime border with Mauritania. The agreement between the two West African nations was approved in Dakar by MPs amid a fierce debate. The gas field is estimated […]

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Single African Air Transport Market agreement signed by 26 countries

Twenty-six African countries out of the 55 members of the African Union have committed to the establishment of the concept of a Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), the African Union Commission chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat said on Monday during a meeting of the working group in the Togolese capital, Lome. According to the list […]

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AfDB to launch 12 new projects to support SMEs in 6 African countries

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will launch twelve new projects to support agribusiness SMEs in 6 African countries, The Bank said in a statement. The projects will be funded by the AfDB’s Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT) in Ghana, Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, Mozambique and Burkina Faso. According to the Bank, the $28.8 million envelope will […]

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Senegal, Gambia Upgrade their Cooperation

President Macky Sall of Senegal and Gambia’s President Adama Barrow have signed several cooperation agreements during a historic meeting held in the Gambian capital, Banjul, on Tuesday. The meeting sealed the warming up of relations between the two countries that were very strained during the last years of the regime of ex-President of gambia Yahya […]

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Senegal: Macky Sall pledges improvement of women’s access to land

The Senegalese government will disburse about 30 billion CFA francs to promote entrepreneurship and employment of women and youth, including a better women’s access to land in the West African nation. According to President Macky Sall, the 30 billion FCFA program will kick-off at the end of March with consultations on the basis of the […]

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